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Author: Shane L. Waters, Wendy Cee, Gemma Hoskins

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Welcome to Foul Play: Crime Series, the riveting true crime podcast that takes you on a deep dive into the world's most gripping cases. Each season unravels a unique case—choose one that intrigues you and dive in.
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In this special one-off episode we step back in time to unravel one of the oldest and most perplexing missing child cases in American history. This episode delves into the mysterious vanishing of nine-year-old Catherine Winters from New Castle, Indiana, in 1913, a case that has captivated and baffled investigators for over a century.The episode begins with an overview of the historical context of New Castle in the early 20th century, setting the stage for the fateful day of Catherine's disappearance. We explore the events leading up to the day she went missing, piecing together the last known movements and sightings of the young girl. The narrative unfolds through a blend of historical records, eyewitness accounts, and expert interviews, painting a vivid picture of the community's shock and the extensive search efforts that ensued.As the investigation of Catherine's disappearance unfolds, we examine the various theories and suspects that emerged over the years. The episode delves into the challenges faced by law enforcement at the time, the limitations of early 20th-century investigative techniques, and the impact of sensational media coverage on public perception and the course of the investigation.We also bring to light the emotional toll on Catherine's family and the New Castle community, who never ceased in their quest for answers. The episode features interviews with historians, descendants of those involved in the case, and law enforcement experts who provide insights into why the mystery of Catherine Winters has endured for so long and what it reveals about the evolution of missing persons investigations.Listeners are invited to join this historical journey at itsfoulplay.com, where the conversation continues with additional resources and discussions on the case. "The Lost Girl of New Castle – Catherine Winters' 1913 Disappearance" is not just a retelling of a cold case; it's an exploration of the enduring quest for truth and the timeless nature of hope in the face of the unknown. Join us as we step back in time to uncover the story of Catherine Winters, the lost girl of New Castle. Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com * Check out mylifeinabook.com and use code SHANE at checkout for 10% off. Create an unforgettable gift for your mom this Mother’s Day. * Go to badlandsfood.com/SHANE to get up to 50% off your regular-priced dog food order with a 90-day money-back guarantee with Badlands Ranch Pets. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
In a chilling one-off episode of Foul Play: Crime Series, "John Hubbard – The Bones in the Basement," Shane takes listeners on a journey into a dark chapter of Wabash, Indiana's history. The episode unfolds with a startling discovery made in the basement of the Wabash County Historical Museum, where an unassuming box reveals the remains of John Hubbard, a mid-19th-century serial killer.The narrative begins as Shane, exploring the old museum, stumbles upon this eerie relic and seeks to unravel the story behind it. He sits down with a local historian to delve into the sinister tale of John Hubbard, who, in a macabre twist of fate, murdered the French family and then audaciously took over their home and possessions.The episode vividly recounts the events leading up to the discovery of the French family's bodies, hidden beneath the floorboards of their own house. As the historian guides Shane through the grim details of the case, they discuss Hubbard's motivations and the methods he used to commit such heinous crimes in an era long before modern forensic science.Listeners are taken through the aftermath of the murders, including the investigation, Hubbard's eventual capture, and the trial that followed. The episode also explores the broader social and historical context of the 1850s in Indiana, providing insights into how such a crime could have unfolded and been resolved during that period.This episode is not just a recounting of a forgotten crime; it's a deep dive into the psyche of a serial killer and a reflection on the evolution of criminal investigation techniques. The discovery of the bones in the museum basement serves as a haunting reminder of the past's proximity and the stories that lie hidden in the shadows of history.For those intrigued by this macabre tale and seeking more information, visit itsfoulplay.com. Join Shane in "John Hubbard – The Bones in the Basement" as he uncovers the forgotten story of a serial killer and the legacy he left behind, buried beneath the floorboards. Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com * Check out mylifeinabook.com and use code SHANE at checkout for 10% off. Create an unforgettable gift for your mom this Mother’s Day. * Go to badlandsfood.com/SHANE to get up to 50% off your regular-priced dog food order with a 90-day money-back guarantee with Badlands Ranch Pets. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Charlie and Mavis McCloud are installing a new septic tank on their rural property in Canada. They found an old septic tank on the property and decided to use it. However, when they opened it, they found a human body inside. The body was wearing a gray wool sock and a brown shoe, and it appeared to be attached to a leg. In 1977, a couple in the small Canadian community of Tofield discovered a body in a septic tank. The body was wrapped in a yellow blanket and tied up with nylon, with no ID or indication of sex.After a lengthy autopsy, it was determined that the person was a white or native man who had been brutally beaten, burned, sexually mutilated, and shot before being dumped in the septic tank. A man's body was discovered in a septic tank on a farm in Canada. The body was well preserved, and it was later determined that the man was male, had all of his teeth, and had recently had dental work done. The man's identity remains unknown.In 1948 or 1949, a man known only as Sam was brutally murdered and his body was dumped in a septic tank on an abandoned farmhouse. The RCMP believe that Sam was a laborer and possibly a transient, and that the killer was someone local who knew him. The case remains unsolved and Sam's identity is still unknown. Find us ⁠online.⁠Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠Patreon⁠ and ⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠. Follow us on ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠Facebook⁠. Join ⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠. Hosted by ⁠Shane Waters⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠Mystery Inc⁠, or his history podcast ⁠Hometown History⁠! Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com * Check out mylifeinabook.com and use code SHANE at checkout for 10% off. Create an unforgettable gift for your mom this Mother’s Day. * Go to badlandsfood.com/SHANE to get up to 50% off your regular-priced dog food order with a 90-day money-back guarantee with Badlands Ranch Pets. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
In the case of Alvira Johnson and her seven children, it is unclear whether they were murdered or if they met their untimely end in an accident. Either way, their story is one that should be remembered. Alvira and Albin Johnson married around 1923, against her parents' wishes. Albin was 36 and Alvira was only 19.Both were born to Swedish immigrants and Albin was described as a typical farmer in the woods. He was strong and could always be seen wearing blue overalls. The couple had seven children together. Albin and Alvira Johnson were a poor family in the Great Depression. They had seven children together and were rumored to be expecting another.Their friendliness and lack of resources were well-known around their town. One day, their 10-year-old son, Harold, came home from playing with a friend and told his mother that he had eaten too much while at their house. She scolded him, but he didn't understand why Santa never left them anything at Christmas. Find us ⁠online.⁠Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠Patreon⁠ and ⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠. Follow us on ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠Facebook⁠. Join ⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠. Hosted by ⁠Shane Waters⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠Mystery Inc⁠, or his history podcast ⁠Hometown History⁠! Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com * Check out mylifeinabook.com and use code SHANE at checkout for 10% off. Create an unforgettable gift for your mom this Mother’s Day. * Go to badlandsfood.com/SHANE to get up to 50% off your regular-priced dog food order with a 90-day money-back guarantee with Badlands Ranch Pets. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Today is Father’s day and two days before my birthday, so I wanted to share with you a special story about a tragedy that happened in my own family. On November 14, 1979, my dad was hit by a drunk driver - after 42 days in a coma he defied the doctors and woke up. My dad, and my family, were never the same again - but the question remains on if some things happen for a reason. If my dad were never in this horrific accident, I never would have been born.Find us ⁠online.⁠ Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com * Check out mylifeinabook.com and use code SHANE at checkout for 10% off. Create an unforgettable gift for your mom this Mother’s Day. * Go to badlandsfood.com/SHANE to get up to 50% off your regular-priced dog food order with a 90-day money-back guarantee with Badlands Ranch Pets. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Happy Halloween from the Foul Play team! This special bonus episode includes the history of Halloween and how different cultures celebrate it. Of course, any good Halloween episode wouldn't be complete with some creepy true stories... Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com * Check out mylifeinabook.com and use code SHANE at checkout for 10% off. Create an unforgettable gift for your mom this Mother’s Day. * Go to badlandsfood.com/SHANE to get up to 50% off your regular-priced dog food order with a 90-day money-back guarantee with Badlands Ranch Pets. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
The first of April is widely regarded as an unofficial holiday reserved for pranks and hoaxes that seem too ridiculous to be believed yet are surprisingly enough to fool several hundreds of people. The pages of history are littered with such incidents, from claims of a flying saucer to news reports of a shocking theft. For decades now, individuals – and even, reputable organizations – have been trying to outdo each other with the craziest yet most believable tales. These may not always result in laughs, but they do make for pretty good stories! In this episode, we’ll dive into three of the strangest pranks to have ever been carried out on April Fools’ Day. Given how outlandish they were, it’s hard to believe that they managed to fool thousands of people across the world! Find us ⁠online.⁠Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠Patreon⁠ and ⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠.Follow us on ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠Facebook⁠. Join ⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠. Hosted by ⁠Shane Waters⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠Mystery Inc⁠, or his history podcast ⁠Hometown History⁠! Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com * Check out mylifeinabook.com and use code SHANE at checkout for 10% off. Create an unforgettable gift for your mom this Mother’s Day. * Go to badlandsfood.com/SHANE to get up to 50% off your regular-priced dog food order with a 90-day money-back guarantee with Badlands Ranch Pets. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
When seven men were gunned down in a Chicago garage in 1929, their killers thought nothing of it. After all, they had been engaged in a hostile war against each other, and the victims were merely collateral damage. What they didn’t expect, though, was that these killings would mark the end of the powerful grip that they had over American society.With these seven murders, they managed to topple the organized crime syndicates that terrorized the country’s citizens. This is the story of the 1929 Valentine’s Day Massacre.Find us ⁠online.⁠ Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠Patreon⁠ and ⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠.Follow us on ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠Facebook⁠. Join ⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠. Hosted by ⁠Shane Waters⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠Mystery Inc⁠, or his history podcast ⁠Hometown History⁠! Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com * Check out mylifeinabook.com and use code SHANE at checkout for 10% off. Create an unforgettable gift for your mom this Mother’s Day. * Go to badlandsfood.com/SHANE to get up to 50% off your regular-priced dog food order with a 90-day money-back guarantee with Badlands Ranch Pets. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
In this intriguing one-off episode we delve into the chilling case of Lana Clayton, a modern tale of murder that echoes the sinister practices of ancient times. This episode uncovers how a seemingly archaic method of harm, poisoning, re-emerges as a contemporary threat in a startling and unexpected way.The story takes us on a journey through history, highlighting the evolution of poisoning as a method of assassination. From the ancient use of nightshade and hemlock to the development of antidotes in Medieval Europe, we set the stage for understanding the significance of Lana Clayton's method of choice in committing her crime. Our focus then shifts to the main narrative: the Lana Clayton case. This episode meticulously dissects the events leading up to the crime, exploring Lana's motivations and the atypical poison she used. We uncover how this case stands out from the historical context of poisoning, demonstrating its relevance and danger in the modern world.Featuring expert interviews, psychological analyses, and a thorough investigation into the details of the case, this episode of "Foul Play: Crime Series" offers a comprehensive look at the complexities surrounding Lana Clayton's actions. We examine the impact of her choices, the legal proceedings, and the broader implications for understanding modern criminal psychology.Tune in for a riveting episode that not only tells the story of Lana Clayton but also challenges our perceptions of crime and punishment in the 21st century. "A Toxic Deception" is a testament to the enduring nature of human malice and the ever-evolving methods of executing it.Find us ⁠online.⁠Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠Patreon⁠ and ⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠.Follow us on ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠Facebook⁠. Join ⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠.Hosted by ⁠Shane Waters⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠Mystery Inc⁠, or his history podcast ⁠Hometown History⁠! Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com * Check out mylifeinabook.com and use code SHANE at checkout for 10% off. Create an unforgettable gift for your mom this Mother’s Day. * Go to badlandsfood.com/SHANE to get up to 50% off your regular-priced dog food order with a 90-day money-back guarantee with Badlands Ranch Pets. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
n this compelling one-off episode we explore the tumultuous life of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, a man whose journey through hardship, racism, and injustice paints a vivid picture of resilience overshadowed by misfortune.Rubin Carter's life was a constant battle against the odds. Born into poverty and faced with the pervasive racism of his time, Carter's story is one of a relentless struggle to rise above his circumstances. His talent in the boxing ring offered a glimmer of hope, a path to transcend his beginnings. As a top middleweight contender, heralded by Ring magazine, it seemed Carter might just defy the barriers set before him.However, fate had other plans. Just as his career reached its zenith, a series of events unfolded that would irreparably tarnish his reputation and alter the course of his life. This episode delves into these critical moments, exploring the complex interplay of societal forces that led to Carter's dramatic fall from grace.Featuring in-depth interviews with those who knew Carter, along with insights from legal and cultural experts, we dissect the intricate web of circumstances that ensnared him. We examine the impact of his trial and conviction, the public's reaction, and the broader implications of his story in the context of race and justice in America.Join us on "Foul Play: Crime Series" for an episode that is as much a biography of a man as it is a commentary on the societal challenges of his era. "Fighting Fate" is a story of triumph and tragedy, a narrative that questions the very nature of justice and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming adversity.Find us ⁠online.⁠Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠Patreon⁠ and ⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠.Follow us on ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠Facebook⁠. Join ⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠.Hosted by ⁠Shane Waters⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠Mystery Inc⁠, or his history podcast ⁠Hometown History⁠! Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com * Check out mylifeinabook.com and use code SHANE at checkout for 10% off. Create an unforgettable gift for your mom this Mother’s Day. * Go to badlandsfood.com/SHANE to get up to 50% off your regular-priced dog food order with a 90-day money-back guarantee with Badlands Ranch Pets. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
In this spine-chilling one-off episode we delve into the eerie real-life parallels behind the 1992 horror cult-classic film "Candyman." This episode takes a deep dive into a case that blurs the lines between cinematic fiction and terrifying reality.Our story centers on the tragic case of Ruthie McCoy, a narrative that eerily echoes the urban legend explored in "Candyman." Just like the film's protagonist Helen Lyle, played by Virginia Madsen, Ruthie found herself entangled in a nightmare that transcended the bounds of folklore and entered the realm of real-life horror.Set against the backdrop of Chicago's housing projects, we explore the chilling legend of Candyman, where chanting his name five times in front of a mirror would supposedly summon a one-armed maniac. This episode examines how this fictional tale of horror bears an unsettling resemblance to the genuine fear and danger experienced by McCoy and others in similar circumstances.Featuring expert commentary on urban legends and their impact on popular culture, along with interviews with those familiar with McCoy's story, we provide a comprehensive look at the intersection of myth and reality. We dissect the psychological and societal factors that give rise to such legends and how they reflect the genuine fears and anxieties of those living in marginalized communities.Tune in to "Foul Play: Crime Series" for a haunting episode that not only recounts the story of Ruthie McCoy but also delves into the broader themes of fear, myth, and the sometimes thin line between fiction and reality. "Echoes of Terror" is a journey into the heart of urban folklore and the real-life horrors that inspire them.Find us ⁠online.⁠Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠Patreon⁠ and ⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠.Follow us on ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠Facebook⁠. Join ⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠.Hosted by ⁠Shane Waters⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠Mystery Inc⁠, or his history podcast ⁠Hometown History⁠! Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com * Check out mylifeinabook.com and use code SHANE at checkout for 10% off. Create an unforgettable gift for your mom this Mother’s Day. * Go to badlandsfood.com/SHANE to get up to 50% off your regular-priced dog food order with a 90-day money-back guarantee with Badlands Ranch Pets. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Michigan’s Northern Peninsula was rife copper mining country. This was big business, making huge profits for the mining companies, but giving little pay and benefits to their workers. Many of the workers were immigrants, who had moved from Europe in the search of the New World and the amazing opportunities that had been promised to them if they moved to the United States. By 1913 there were three dominate copper mines in the area, then known as Copper Country, Calumet and Hecla Mining Company, Quincy Mine and the Copper Range Company. Find us online. Support the show by joining our Black Label by becoming a Patron on Patreon. Black Label can also be subscribed to on Apple Podcasts! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, and Facebook. Hosted by Shane Waters. You can find his history podcast Hometown History here. Find Foul Play: Crime Series on all podcasting outlets here. Episode Sponsors: - Visit Ritual.com/FOUL and turn healthy habits into a Ritual with 10% off your first 3 months. Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com * Check out mylifeinabook.com and use code SHANE at checkout for 10% off. Create an unforgettable gift for your mom this Mother’s Day. * Go to badlandsfood.com/SHANE to get up to 50% off your regular-priced dog food order with a 90-day money-back guarantee with Badlands Ranch Pets. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
For almost 40 years there stood a huge billboard on route 19 near Fayatteville, West Virginia. It showed the images of 5 children and the following inscription ‘On Christmas Eve 1945 our home was set afire and five of our children, ages five through fourteen kidnapped. The officials blamed defective wiring although lights were still burning after the fire started. The official report stated that the children died in the fire however no bones were found in the residue and there was no smell of burning flesh during or after the fire. Find us online. Support the show by joining our Black Label by becoming a Patron on Patreon. Black Label can also be subscribed to on Apple Podcasts! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, and Facebook. Hosted by Shane Waters. You can find his history podcast Hometown History here. Find Foul Play: Crime Series on all podcasting outlets here. Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com * Check out mylifeinabook.com and use code SHANE at checkout for 10% off. Create an unforgettable gift for your mom this Mother’s Day. * Go to badlandsfood.com/SHANE to get up to 50% off your regular-priced dog food order with a 90-day money-back guarantee with Badlands Ranch Pets. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Longview Washington, Friday 20 December 1985, The Daily News, lead with the headline ‘Congress bogs down in battle to cut federal deficit’. The front page was filled with stories about property tax increases, economic growth, politics and at the very bottom, a story about the Winter Solstice. You’d be forgiven for thinking that there were no crimes from reading this, but if you delved deeper through the pages of advertising and light hearted stories there were a few hidden in there. Page 11, the Area News section contained headlines on the latest news about the local theatre redevelopment, and the local crab fishermans decreasing catches, then tucked right near the bottom of the page ‘Ethel couple disappears’. Find us online. Support the show by joining our Black Label by becoming a Patron on Patreon. Black Label can also be subscribed to on Apple Podcasts! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, and Facebook. Hosted by Shane Waters. You can find his history podcast Hometown History here. Find Foul Play: Crime Series on all podcasting outlets here. Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com * Check out mylifeinabook.com and use code SHANE at checkout for 10% off. Create an unforgettable gift for your mom this Mother’s Day. * Go to badlandsfood.com/SHANE to get up to 50% off your regular-priced dog food order with a 90-day money-back guarantee with Badlands Ranch Pets. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
In this thought-provoking one-off episode we delve into the haunting and historic case of the Papin sisters, a story that inspired the narrative of Bong Joon Ho's Oscar-winning 2019 film, "Parasite." This episode explores the depths of class struggle, resentment, and the extremes of human behavior under pressure.The Papin sisters, Christine and Léa, were French domestic servants in the early 20th century, whose lives were marked by hardship and servitude. Their story is a grim reminder of the societal divides and injustices faced by many in their position. Driven by a deep sense of resentment and despair, the sisters' actions against their employers became one of the most shocking and talked-about crimes of their time.This episode revisits the socioeconomic landscape of the era, providing context to the sisters' motivations and the circumstances that led to their drastic actions. Through detailed accounts, historical analysis, and expert insights, we piece together the events that unfolded in the Lancelin household, leading to a brutal and unforgettable climax.Featuring interviews with historians, psychologists, and cultural critics, "Foul Play: Crime Series" offers a multifaceted exploration of the Papin sisters' case. We examine not only the crime itself but also its lasting impact on French society, class relations, and its influence on modern storytelling, as seen in films like "Parasite."Join us for a gripping episode that goes beyond the headlines, delving into the psychological, cultural, and societal dimensions of a case that continues to resonate and disturb, decades after its occurrence. "Shadows of Injustice" is a journey into the heart of darkness that lies within the human psyche and the societal structures that can push individuals to the brink.Visit us online. Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com * Check out mylifeinabook.com and use code SHANE at checkout for 10% off. Create an unforgettable gift for your mom this Mother’s Day. * Go to badlandsfood.com/SHANE to get up to 50% off your regular-priced dog food order with a 90-day money-back guarantee with Badlands Ranch Pets. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
In this riveting one-off episode we unravel the complex and tragic story of Robert Kissel, a case where opulence and serenity masked a much darker reality. This episode takes you behind the scenes of a life that, to the outside world, seemed like a dream but was riddled with secrets, leading to a shocking and fatal conclusion.Robert Kissel, a 40-year-old man living a life many would envy, had it all: a luxurious apartment near Hong Kong, a charming vacation home in Vermont, and a beautiful family with three young children. However, beneath this veneer of perfection, there lurked a hidden turmoil. The world was jolted in September 2003 when Robert's life came to an abrupt and tragic end, his body discovered in a storage facility.This episode delves deep into the investigation that followed, peeling back the layers of the Kissel family's seemingly idyllic existence. We explore the intricate dynamics within the family, the possible motives behind the crime, and the twists and turns that captivated a global audience. Was this a crime fueled by envy, a tragic result of personal conflicts, or something even more complex?Through interviews with investigative journalists, legal experts, and those close to the case, "Foul Play: Crime Series" provides an in-depth analysis of the events leading up to and following Robert Kissel's untimely death. We examine the psychological profiles of those involved, the societal pressures they faced, and the impact of wealth and status on personal relationships.Tune in for a story that is as much a cautionary tale about the illusions of a perfect life as it is a mystery that explores the depths of human emotions and actions. "Behind the Facade" promises to be an eye-opening and thought-provoking episode that challenges our perceptions of happiness, success, and the often unseen struggles that lie beneath.Find us ⁠online.⁠Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠Patreon⁠ and ⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠.Follow us on ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠Facebook⁠. Join ⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠.Hosted by ⁠Shane Waters⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠Mystery Inc⁠, or his history podcast ⁠Hometown History⁠! Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com * Check out mylifeinabook.com and use code SHANE at checkout for 10% off. Create an unforgettable gift for your mom this Mother’s Day. * Go to badlandsfood.com/SHANE to get up to 50% off your regular-priced dog food order with a 90-day money-back guarantee with Badlands Ranch Pets. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
In this harrowing one-off episode we delve into the dark and tragic tale of David Early, a man whose life story is a stark reminder of the complexities of criminal rehabilitation and the catastrophic consequences when it fails.David Early's life was a revolving door of incarceration and fleeting freedom, marked by a string of crimes and multiple stints behind bars. This episode takes a deep dive into Early's troubled journey, exploring the intricacies of a life predominantly spent in the criminal justice system. We investigate the decisions of parole boards that repeatedly granted him second chances, hoping to witness the transformative power of rehabilitation.However, their faith in Early's potential for reform would prove devastatingly misplaced. After decades spent in and out of prison, Early committed an unthinkable act - the brutal slaughter of the Knight family. We examine the lead-up to this heinous crime, piecing together the events and mindset that propelled Early to such a violent end.Join us as we explore the broader implications of this case on the criminal justice system and the concept of rehabilitation. Through interviews with experts, insights from those who knew Early, and an in-depth analysis of his criminal history, we offer a comprehensive look at a system fraught with challenges and the human cost of its shortcomings.Tune in to "Foul Play: Crime Series" for a gripping and thought-provoking episode that questions the delicate balance between hope for redemption and the reality of recidivism. "The Endless Cycle" is not just the story of David Early and the Knight family, but a reflection on society's struggle to find the right path in dealing with lifelong offenders.Find us ⁠online.⁠Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠Patreon⁠ and ⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠.Follow us on ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠Facebook⁠. Join ⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠.Hosted by ⁠Shane Waters⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠Mystery Inc⁠, or his history podcast ⁠Hometown History⁠! Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com * Check out mylifeinabook.com and use code SHANE at checkout for 10% off. Create an unforgettable gift for your mom this Mother’s Day. * Go to badlandsfood.com/SHANE to get up to 50% off your regular-priced dog food order with a 90-day money-back guarantee with Badlands Ranch Pets. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
A few months ago, Shane received an email from a high school teacher in Hartwell, Georgia, named Leanne. Leanne explained that she was using true crime to teach a Freshman and Sophomore course in World Literature in a very out-of-the-box way. She was requiring her students to investigate an unsolved local case and develop a podcast episode presenting their findings. In her email she explained she learned of Shane from his work with another high school teacher, Alex from Elizabethton, Tennessee, on the Redhead Murders case. She asked for any advice he could throw her way. Shane responded immediately, saying he and our audio engineer would travel the 11 hours down to Hartwell, Georgia from the studio in Wabash, Indiana, to help teach her students how to create a true crime podcast.Find us ⁠online.⁠ Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠Patreon⁠ and ⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠.Follow us on ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠Facebook⁠. Join ⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠.Hosted by ⁠Shane Waters⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠Mystery Inc⁠, or his history podcast ⁠Hometown History⁠! Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com * Check out mylifeinabook.com and use code SHANE at checkout for 10% off. Create an unforgettable gift for your mom this Mother’s Day. * Go to badlandsfood.com/SHANE to get up to 50% off your regular-priced dog food order with a 90-day money-back guarantee with Badlands Ranch Pets. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
In this chilling one-off episode we peel back the layers of a story that distorts the idyllic image of American family life into a harrowing tale of jealousy, rage, and murder. This is the story of Ann and Anthony Anastasi, a couple whose life together began in a seemingly picture-perfect manner but descended into darkness.Embark with us on a journey into the lives of Ann Marie Anastasi and Anthony Anastasi. Ann, born around 1973, was the epitome of a traditional young woman in Maryland, with a background shrouded in mystery. Anthony, born approximately in 1975, also remains an enigmatic figure from Maryland, whose life took a significant turn when he fell in love with and married Ann.Our narrative picks up in the midst of their marriage. The Anastasis, having moved from Maryland to Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, for Anthony's role as a volunteer youth hockey coach, found themselves managing the complexities of a large family with five children. This episode delves into the depths of their relationship, exploring how a marriage that seemed to embody the American dream spiraled into a living nightmare.Join us as we uncover the truth behind the facade of a happy family. We investigate the intricate details of their lives, the hidden tensions, and the shocking events that led to a tragic end. This episode of "Foul Play: Crime Series" promises to be a gripping exploration of the thin line between love and hate, and how quickly a seemingly perfect life can unravel into chaos. Tune in for a story that challenges the very notion of the 'perfect American family.'Find us ⁠online.⁠Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠Patreon⁠ and ⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠.Follow us on ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠Facebook⁠. Join ⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠.Hosted by ⁠Shane Waters⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠Mystery Inc⁠, or his history podcast ⁠Hometown History⁠! Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com * Check out mylifeinabook.com and use code SHANE at checkout for 10% off. Create an unforgettable gift for your mom this Mother’s Day. * Go to badlandsfood.com/SHANE to get up to 50% off your regular-priced dog food order with a 90-day money-back guarantee with Badlands Ranch Pets. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
In this captivating one-off episode we delve into the intricate and tumultuous life of Kristie Evans. This tale, rooted in the small town of Roland, Oklahoma, is a riveting narrative of lust, despair, and illusion, interwoven with the complexities of human emotion and deception.Join us as we trace the beginnings of Kristie Dawnelle Evans, born in 1974 into the simplicity of small-town life. We explore how her path crossed with David Evans, a seemingly nonchalant senior with a magnetic allure. Their story, far from a fairytale romance, is marked by an age-induced chasm and a gradual gravitation towards one another. By 1991, a 17-year-old Kristie found herself entwined with David, setting the stage for a relationship that would later unfold into a saga of deceptive fronts.This episode unravels the layers behind their relationship, examining the dynamics that led to a web of deceit and betrayal. As we navigate through their journey, we shed light on the hidden facets of their lives, revealing a story that goes beyond the surface of a small-town romance. Tune in to "Foul Play: Crime Series" for a deep dive into the world of Kristie and David Evans, where appearances are deceptive, and the truth is as compelling as it is complex.Find us ⁠online.⁠Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠Patreon⁠ and ⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠.Follow us on ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠Facebook⁠. Join ⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠.Hosted by ⁠Shane Waters⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠Mystery Inc⁠, or his history podcast ⁠Hometown History⁠! Our Sponsors: * Check out Recess and use my code SHANE for a great deal: http://www.takearecess.com * Check out mylifeinabook.com and use code SHANE at checkout for 10% off. Create an unforgettable gift for your mom this Mother’s Day. * Go to badlandsfood.com/SHANE to get up to 50% off your regular-priced dog food order with a 90-day money-back guarantee with Badlands Ranch Pets. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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ID23295934

Great show but I have to say as a former vodka drinker and recovering alcoholic, vodka is not nearly odorless. You can definitely smell vodka on someone’s breath.

Feb 16th
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Kyndl Holt McGehee

wow!!! I love the story of your dad!! very inspiring! I love his attitude!! I enjoyed hearing your aunts tell the story

Jul 30th
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BC

they really were serious about Sister Cathy laying her life down to try to protect these girls.

Jan 9th
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Cristina Corales

Why are you giving all this time to charlatans? Filling minutes with rubbish. WTF? Garbage!

Oct 24th
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Art 34

Fascinating first story of Catherine Winters. Well told, informational, and well produced. Looking forward to the other episodes.

Oct 15th
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Edward Prudence

what's the name of the song ?

Jul 2nd
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Claudia & Derek Halecky

A bit confusing because it sounds like the friend is talking about Linden, Clements(Old Corner Salloon), and Lodi (movie theaters and bowling alley)

May 16th
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PJ

With the small stature and defiant attitude, I can't help but wonder if she had Turner syndrome.

May 9th
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Megan

The profiling work is well intended but a lot of what this guy and his class came up with should be scrutinized with healthy skepticism. Especially the "domineering mama" theory, and the "mission oriented" theory. We have here one or maybe more sadistic creeps, that like to sexually assault and kill women and teenage girls with a particular appearance. And this society has made it extremely easy for him/them to do exactly this. It does not make him/them "the greatest serial killer(s) ever" that their victims are unidentified as of yet. It just means there are a lot of vulnerable, throwaway women that "no one cares about". Hah, scratch the surface more and you may find families who tried to file missing reports and were treated like crap by police, or their reports were never officially filed. Or families who have been searching for decades but their efforts get diverted into the void.

Apr 26th
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Megan

Now that we have the legal concept of human trafficking (and though law enforcement is still pretending that trafficking does not exist), part of understanding and perhaps someday solving these murders, and giving these women and girls back their names, should include a more realistic view of what happened to them. how they ended up in a dangerous horrific and dehumanizing industry. how they ended up as "transient" people who "moved from place to place" and ended up raped and murdered and dumped like garbage hundreds or thousands of miles away from home. These women deserve the benefit of the doubt. The one woman who disappeared from her own home, her baby left behind wet and screaming? after having attentive and regular caring habits? maybe she was lured from her home and taken by coercion before entering the industry. she had been in a mental hospital prior. one of the possible victims disappeared on her way home from some group home and was found dumped several states away. both typ

Apr 26th
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Mkestes

Heard some good things about this podcast, but nothing is more annoying than hosts who don't do their research enough to learn the correct pronunciation of words and places.

Mar 25th
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Laurie

From Canada, Quebec. My diocese has gotten a huge scandal in the last 10 yrs, victims are still fighting in court. I’m behind them 100% but I’ve gotten good friends and one I call grandpa and believe me, he wasn’t part of anything and other priests (retired I know) that are on the victim’s side and don’t have contact with the abusers. Tbh, at 42 I don’t know what I believe in but I don’t attend church and my grandpa (retired priest of 88) loves me as I am. Was raised no religious beliefs, atheists. Converted in 2000 and left in 2013. I questioned too much for some ppl. I agree about the devil in organized religion. Love the podcast guys

Apr 10th
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Abby Dalbey

Hearing that letter at the end gave me insane goosebumps

May 18th
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Christopher Band

What a convoluted story.

May 10th
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Tina Tova

Audio is terrible 😭 Garbled !

Jan 28th
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Tina Tova

As far as West Memphis police helping you,I highly doubt you'll EVER get a good answer or even an acknowledgement from that pack of wolves! I'm sure you recall the WM3 ! I however will share what information do I get from your podcast on social media and see if maybe this will go viral! Surely family and friends across the country know of a red headed family or friend missing!

Jan 21st
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Christopher J. Perez

not sure I like all the over the phone interviews I can barely understand what there saying

Jan 7th
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Lisa Skaggs

The first time I heard your voice Gemma , I knew you were a special person to everyone you touch. Even though you didn't know at the time, you were. You are definitely someone I would want on my side in a fight for truth.

Dec 19th
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NW

My heart goes out to Charles...he was royally f*&cked over. The Catholic Church should be so unbelievably full of shame. Maskell stole his innocence and, in turn, a chance at a normal life. I am disgusted to my core. I wish great blessings to Charles and thank him for his extreme bravery.

Nov 29th
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NW

The possible link between Billy and "Father" Maskell could be blackmail...if Maskell knew of his lifestyle it would have been easy for him to threaten to "out" Billy and strong arm him into murder. As Sister Cathy lived in the same apartment complex, Maskell could have witnessed Billy's relationships, or if one of Billy's lovers confessed it, he could have learned it that way... (p.s. this podcast is brave and helpful and a blessing)

Nov 14th
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